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What do lice look like?

What do lice look like?

Head lice are tiny parasites that live on the human head and feed on blood from the scalp. They are common in children and spread as a result of head-to-head human contact, not through pets.Head lice are neither dangerous nor a sign of poor hygiene, and they do not spread any diseases. The main symptom […]

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What are the benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)?

What are the benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)?

Conjugated linoleic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid. People more often refer to it as CLA and use CLA supplements for weight loss, bodybuilding, and diabetes. So, does CLA work and what are the risks? Although weight-loss diets traditionally suggest avoiding foods with too much fat, there are good and bad types of fat. Nearly […]

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Benefits and uses of B-complex vitamins

Benefits and uses of B-complex vitamins

Vitamin B refers to not one, but eight different vitamins. All B vitamins play a role in converting food into energy in the body. Each vitamin also has a unique role in a person’s health.Vitamin B-complex supplements include all of the essential B vitamins in one pill. Some contain 100 percent of the recommended daily […]

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What are the benefits of marshmallow root?

What are the benefits of marshmallow root?

Marshmallow root, or Althaea officinalis, is a flowering plant that has played a role in herbal medicine for centuries. Many people use marshmallow root for various ailments, including coughs, skin irritation, and digestive problems, such as ulcers. It comes in the forms of a powder, capsule, tea, and cough syrup. Researchers have not yet thoroughly […]

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Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer

Gut microbes can spur immune system to attack cancer

A worldwide study has identified gut bacteria that can boost the immune system’s ability to fight tumors. The finding should help improve and personalize immunotherapy treatments for cancer. Scientists find which gut bacteria help the immune system fight cancer. Immunotherapy is a general term for treatments that increase the body’s own ability to tackle disease. […]

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Mental health can impact memory decades later

Mental health can impact memory decades later

New research from the United Kingdom has found that people who experience recurrent episodes of depression throughout adulthood are more at risk of developing memory problems later in life. Accumulated depression and anxiety can predict a person’s likelihood of developing memory problems. Scientists have already shown that depression and other mental health problems can affect […]

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Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook

Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook

New research finds a link between the ratio of two types of estrogen metabolites and the risk of mortality from any cause among women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer. New research adds another factor that may predict a person’s outlook after a breast cancer diagnosis. Approximately 1 in 8 women in the United […]

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Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

Douching: More Harmful Than Helpful

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there’s only downsides to it. Beyond having no proven benefits, douching can cause many health problems, including bacterial and yeast infections. And if you […]